What a disaster! The
Walmart Exclusive Entertainment Earth Exclusive ROSS Exclusive Resistance A-wing Fighter (Red Squadron) vehicle didn’t have a chance. Will you ever get one for your collection? Who knows! See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
We have a sneak peek of the (
Walmart Exclusive Entertainment Earth Exclusive ROSS Exclusive) Resistance A-wing Fighter (Red Squadron) vehicle. This vehicle has gone through quite a journey, hasn’t it? It’s unknown what happened that it never ended up at the first two retails it was intended for, and perhaps we’ll never know. The paint job is barely red (it doesn’t look that red) and it also comes with the first black female Resistance pilot. The review is coming soon, but you can check out the Photo Gallery now.
We have a sneak peek of the first wave of Retro Collection figures for you to see. I love these things. But what a shame that Hasbro didn’t launch this line for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. I hope they take the line as far as possible. Droids, Ewoks, unproduced vintage Kenner figures are only the beginning. And I would LOVE to see 1985 The Power Of The Force figures added as well. Right now they’re exclusively available at TARGET beginning May 12th, but they will have more widespread availability later this year in the Fall. Check them out and leave your thought about them in our review pages!
Hasbro sent out a PRESS RELEASE clearing up some confusion about the first wave of Retro Collection figures. They are NOT exclusive to TARGET. They will be available at other specialty outlets later in the Fall.
STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-INCH Figure Assortment
(HASBRO/Age: 4 & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2019)
Inspired by STAR WARS ‘70s-style action figures, the STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION 3.75-inch-scale figures feature Kenner-style figure design and detailing, and make a great addition to any nostalgic fan’s STAR WARS collection. Imagine the excitement of the ‘70s when the STAR WARS original trilogy had just begun, and Kenner began releasing classic STAR WARS figures for avid fans of the space saga. With figures inspired by the original sculpt and design of the ‘70s, the STAR WARS RETRO COLLECTION lets fans and collectors continue their collection from a galaxy far, far away! Characters in this assortment include LUKE SKYWALKER, DARTH VADER, PRINCESS LEIA, CHEWBACCA, HAN SOLO, and STORMTROOPER. Each sold separately. Available exclusively at Target and Target.com on 5/12/2019 and at most fan channel retailers nationwide in Fall 2019.
Ugh. Entertainment Earth has just sent out cancellation notices of the “never released” Walmart exclusive Force Link 2.0 Resistance A-wing Fighter (the red one now showing up at ROSS). It looks like eBay may be an only option for most of us unless this gets picked up by another discount retailer. What a shame.
We have our first addition to the Retro Collection Visual Guide tonight. Click below to take a look at the Escape From Death Star board game, featuring an all-new retro-style Grand Moff Tarkin figure. Make sure to also check out our full review and comment on this set right here!
Hasbro opens up the Retro Collection with a blast from the past, and then something old, but not really old. Check out the Escape From Death Star Game [Exclusive Grand Moff Tarkin Figure] set in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
Other collectors and I are quite ecstatic over the potential the Retro Collection can bring to Star Wars collecting. Hasbro is smartly starting with the vintage Kenner 12-Backs as TARGET exclusives (coming May 12th by the way and not a day sooner). And the Grand Moff Tarkin is nearly a dream come true. (more….)
We have a sneak peek of the Escape From Death Star Game with exclusive Retro Collection Grand Moff Tarkin figure. The set is nicer than expected. The key selling point here is the exclusive Grand Moff Tarkin figure obviously, but it’s also nice to get a modern chance at buying this old board game once again. I was thinking about the potential of The Retro Collection line, and the more I thought about, the more I likened it to the Hasbro equivalent of the “Infinities” comics. What would the vintage Kenner line have looked like if Grand Moff Tarkin (and others) were part of it? Because of this, I posed Grand Moff Tarkin alongside Kenner’s 1978 Star Wars figures and playsets, including the Death Star. The nostalgia this line creates is something that all original collectors will thoroughly enjoy. And the Retro Collection beautifully complements The Vintage Collection. Oh, and what about that sticker? If you recall, JTA reported that it was indeed a sticker and we pondered the ease of its removability. Simply put, the sticker is indeed easy to remove. You’ll need to be patient as it takes a couple of minutes to peel it off slowly, but it is possible not to damage the card back if you decide to do this. In the meantime, check out our early Photo Gallery of the boardgame and the figure. I can’t wait to see what Hasbro does with this line going forward. Bring on the Sandtrooper, the Rebel Fleet Trooper, and a black Death Star Droid! And so many others too!
During Star Wars Celebration Chicago we discussed the aesthetically displeasing name pill on the current The Vintage Collection figures and how Hasbro is “aware” of this and are looking into it. Admittedly, Hasbro struggled with this detail since the line’s earliest days, but it’s never too late to correct things. Many collectors hope Hasbro will remedy this soon for the line. Upon closer look at the name pill for the Retro Collection Grand Moff Tarkin, Hasbro interestingly perfected the name pill. They couldn’t make it better if they tried. So, there is no need to “look into this” because they’re already doing it. We only need them to apply to The Vintage Collection line next. What is getting lost in translation with The Vintage Collection line that they are getting right in the Retro Collection? Hasbro, can you please apply the same graphic design strategy for The Vintage Collection next? Thank you!
Cool! The Escape From Death Star Game with exclusive Retro Collection Grand Moff Tarkin is hitting some TARGET stores. The good news is that there is not a street date for this item. Use DPCI 087-10-0431. The set is $19.99. Special thanks to our anonymous source for the images and news.
Good news! It appears that The Retro Collection call-out on the front of the card backs is a sticker! Special thanks to friend Steve U. for the image and alert!
You never know what you’re going to find Star Wars toy-related at ROSS. JTA reader and friend Josh M. located a Quay Tolsite action figure for $4.99 on the shelves. Oh, and let’s not froget about that red A-wing Fighter! Insanity.
Randomly searching for some missing items needed for my collection on eBay, I couldn’t help but notice that toys for The Force Awakens list for much lower than The Power Of The Force “2” era Hasbro toys. Sure, adds a premium to older products, but all of the stuff from 1995-2000 were a dime a dozen.
If you’re interested, TARGET has placed their exclusive Vandor-1 playset on sale for 60% off. Special thanks to all who wrote in to let us know!
The awesome Star Wars [Solo] Force Link 2.0 TIE Fighter is only #20 and change on Amazon. See why you need this awesome vehicle by checking out our review HERE. Special thanks to JTA reader Jon M. for the alert!
The Toys R Us exclusive C-3PO and R2-D2 two-pack (that never was) is now on Amazon for $14.99 with FREE one day shipping for Prime members. Special thanks to JTA reader Craig F. for the alert! If you need a reminder at how awesome this set is, check out our full review RIGHT HERE!
The Star Wars [Solo] line has ended, but we have a few more things to add to the Visual Guide. Tonight we are adding the Walmart exclusive Kessel Mine Escape playset. Click below to check out our detailed Visual Guide, and make sure to revisit our full review of this set right here.
Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Wicket W. Warrick action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!
So. What do you think about this newly revealed vintage Kenner RETRO COLLECTION line? We’ll undoubtedly get clarity on it this weekend from Hasbro. But let’s speculate. Will Hasbro make all 92+? Is this just a short term gimmick to bring the straying collectors back into the fold? Are they “dumbing down” The Vintage Collection? What’s really going on here? When the 1995 POTF2 [R] Classic Edition 4-Pack was released so that we had action figures that actually fit inside of the re-released vehicles, the collecting community went ballistic and became unhinged. An entire line of retro figures might create more of that silly panic. Let us know in the comments how you feel about this line!
Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Rose Tico (Resistance Tech) action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!
The official Star Wars website revealed a brand new wave of Galaxy of Adventures figures!
The wave includes Rey, Kylo Ren, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ep III), Darth Maul, General Grievous and Boba Fett. Each figure comes with a comic book. Also, each figure is a repack. It should be noted that the tube art and comic for Rey are for Jakku Rey in The Force Awakens, but for some strange reason Hasbro decided to put a The Last Jedi Rey in the tube.
Our next Galaxy of Adventures wave 1 Visual Guide update features Darth Vader (The Villain). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide. Make sure to also swing by our review for a detailed analysis of this figure.
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